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900 dollar canadian pc

Hey, so I am looking for a gaming pc that would be able to run games like DayZ, Minecraft and Rust on the highest settings and average about 60+fps, And this build is in Canadian dollars, thnx so much
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  1. Does the build include OS, monitor, KB or mouse? Do you want to overclock.
  2. I would like to include OS but not the monitor kb or mouse. I Do not know if i should overclock or just get a better cpu
  3. The unlocked CPU's are the best in their price range.

    This is the best I can come up with for your budget. It's specifically geared towards running DayZ well, which is quite CPU intensive. Just about anything will run Minecraft and i'm not really sure about Rust.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($248.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.21 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.50 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.49 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $916.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 22:50 EDT-0400
  4. Thanks a ton!
  5. Yes but the PSU would be working pretty hard, so you might want to bump up to a higher wattage. Stay with XFX or something from tier 1 or 2 (a or b) on this list.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    As a general rule, you are also better of getting a single GPU over crossfire/SLI as you will have less headaches with compatibility. Even though 2x 270X's would outperform a single $340 card, if i were spending $340 on GPU's in my initial build I would still get the single card, but if you are buying one now and will crossfire later on, then yes it will be very powerful.
  6. Alright, thnx
  7. Im really new with computers so I dont understand the whole concept of what that means
  8. Ok so under full load, the second build that you linked would pull somewhere around 500w. PSU's work best around 50% draw, so while it would be powerful enough to run the computer at full load, it would not be performing optimally which can cause other issues.

    Crossfire is when you have two or more AMD GPU's working together in a computer, SLI is the same thing with with Nvidea GPU's.
  9. A single 270X is about $170 so two is about $340. Two 270X's will out perform a single 280x, 770 or even 290 (all around $340), but Crossfire and SLI are prone to compatibility issues, so while you will get better performance when it works properly, you are also opening yourself to risk of them playing up a bit. For this reason most people would still opt for the 280x or 770 in their initial builds if they can afford it. However, if you can only afford a single 270x at the moment, and were thinking of adding a second one later than that is still a good idea, as on the occasions it doesn't work, you are used to playing on a single 270X, and when it does work you will have a huge graphics bump.
  10. Alright thanks, what would you suggest for this build?
  11. You want me to buy 2 video cards?
  12. Sorry, I thought you meant which power supply for the dual card system.

    For a single card system, this might be a bit above your budget but it's one of the best cards you can buy
    R9 290
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003622sr

    For a cheaper option I would get either the Asus 280x which has a very good cooler
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9280xdc2t3gd5
    Or for slightly more than the Asus the MSI 280x which is quieter than the Asus
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9280xgaming3g

    If you want to go with Nvidea the Asus GTX 770
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5
    or the MSI 770
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc

    The 280x and the 770 have very similar performance and it comes down to individual games as to which has better FPS. Because the 280x is cheaper than the 770, a lot of people tend to choose it over the 770. The 290 is the next level up from those cards. It also comes with 4gb vram, which isn't needed for 1080p gaming but if you want a multi-monitor setup it will be necessary.

    As far as graphics setting the 290 you can expect ultra settings in everything, the 280x/770 high-ultra and the 270x med-high. As I said earlier you could get dual 270x's which will play everything on ultra, but you might face compatibility issues. For example when Watch Dogs was released it only worked with a single GPU.
  13. Alright sweet thanks, but could you get me a list that would run almost every game at ultra settings and stay in the 900 dollar price range?
  14. For 900 dollars you are going to have to make sacrifices somewhere, be it cpu or gpu. It depends what games you play as to what is more important.

    This build you will lose some of the CPU as it cannot be over clocked like the first build, but you gain a bump in the GPU. You will lose some performance in DayZ, but would handle better in Battlefield 4.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.50 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($214.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.49 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $918.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 22:55 EDT-0400
  15. But it should be able to run most games at ultra?
  16. And should i have a cpu cooler?
  17. On a non-overclocking build, the stock cooler that comes packaged with the CPU is ok. Some people still get aftermarket coolers as they are quieter than the stock coolers.

    That build should run most games at ultra.
  18. Sweet man! thanks for the help . think im going to buy these parts!
  19. Best answer
    The CPU in my build is better for gaming, the motherboard isn't the best in that price range, the HAF 912 was an awesome case when it was released but it doesn't have front USB 3.0, and the XFX is a better PSU. So I would say mine is better, but the other build would perform slightly better at rendering and editing.
  20. Just having another look at my build to see if you could save money anywhere. This motherboard is the same price as the gigabyte but that is with $30 off
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh97performance

    This ODD is a bit cheaper
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04

    and you can save a few $ on this HDD
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003
  21. The video card is now like 250:(
  22. Man that sucks. Well you could still get a 270x, although your performance won't be as good, or you can wait till there is another sale. If you keep an eye out you can save a bit of money (eg that motherboard). Processors and budget HDD's don't seem to go on sale that often, but RAM, GPU's, mobo's and PSU's always have sales. I'll have a look for you now if anything has had a price drop.
  23. Unfortunately nothing good, but that PSU I suggested is with a $10 rebate.
  24. Alright thankks a ton, I was hoping on buying the parts tonight but its over 960 dollars:(
  25. And if you want to add me on skype to make things a little easier about the parts add me ; ryanoc94
  26. Wow, when I go to purchase the items it charges me extra like the video card Vuugo is 258 but with shipping and taxes it says it comes to 291?
  27. You forgot to add the HST taxes:( Now the total is like 1200
  28. Sorry, in Australia all our taxes are included in the prices. What is the HST? About 12%? so that means you really need an $800 build?
  29. Yeah its around that:( Hopefully ill still be able to run things on ultra settings:/
  30. I can work something out. Do you want a build that you can upgrade later, or one that will be done?
  31. I want something that will be able to play games at the highest settings and maitain high fps but i also can add upgrades later on
  32. You can go with the intel pentium and upgrade the CPU later, the pentium will struggle with some CPU intensive games, but you can upgrade it to Broadwell when it comes out later in the year/begining of next year.
    PCPartPicker part list
    If you go the pentium route, you can actually overclock it on the H97 performance (see first link below) but if you are going to overclock, I recommend adding a cooler to your build (second link below). I've found a review with the pentiums performance when overclocked (third link)
    http://www.pcgameware.co.uk/reviews/motherboards/asrock-fatal1ty-h97-performance-motherboard-review/
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-overclocking-performance,3849-4.html

    Or you can go with AMD
    PCPartPicker part list

    Personally i'd go with the intel build, the motherboard is a lot better, and even though the processor is a bit weaker, when you upgrade it, the i5's are better for gaming that any of the AMD FX range. Also the AMD build is a bit more expensive but it is also overclockable with an aftermarket cooler, and there is less of a need to upgrade.
  33. Do you think it will be able to run games Like Dayz and arma 3 on ultra? you could give me something close to 1000, also please add me on skype Ryanoc94. I really do appreciate the help:)
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